Southern California college student injured in balcony fall
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a 20-year-old college student was hurt when she fell off a balcony and landed in the water below.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday that alcohol may have played a role in the cliff fall that was reported shortly before midnight on Friday.
Emergency responders found the Santa Barbara City College student on a kelp bed located below the balcony. The sheriff’s office said she was put there by bystanders who had pulled her out of the water.
The office did not name the student and did not know the extent of her injuries.
The student was taken to an area hospital.
The fall occurred in the unincorporated community of Isla Vista.